OBITUARY

Joseph B Robbins

October 26, 1957July 11, 2018

Joseph B. Robbins, 60, of Marblehead, entered into rest Wednesday at Salem Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Joanne “Jodie” (Platcow) Robbins with whom he shared 31 years of marriage.

Born in Boston, he was a son of the late Hollis Robbins and the late Katharine Cruger. Mr. Robbins graduated from Wentworth Technical School and worked in IT security at Hanscom Air Force Base for 30 years.

He was a model railroad enthusiast, Red Sox fan and a lover of blues and rock music.

In addition to his wife, those left to cherish his memory are his son James H. Robbins and fiancée Marissa Alaska both of Chicago, IL and his daughter Jessica S. Robbins of Stoneham. He was the brother of Bill Robbins of Concord, NH, Harry C. Robbins of Haverhill and Sarah Robbins of Waltham.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 10am in Stanetsky Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem, MA. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to one of Joe’s favorite causes, The Jimmy Fund P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, July 15, 2018
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David Mollica

July 13, 2018

Dear Mrs. Robbins,

It deeply saddens me to hear of the passing of your beloved Joseph. While I only had the opportunity to work with Joe over the last couple of years. I found him to be one of the most memorable people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He was just always someone who seemed in good cheer and ready with a kind word. There will always be a missing piece here at Hanscom without him and we will truly miss his presence. May God Bless you and your family in this difficult time.

With Deepest Condolences,

David Mollica

Debra Garant

July 13, 2018

Jodie, Jimmy, Jessica, and family,
Please accept my condolences. May these difficult times pass quickly, and sadness be replaced with laughter and happy memories. I've known Joe since 1995. His sense of humor was vast, and I can hear his voice in my mind saying "Can of Corn". He'd be the first to say "yeah I can do that" for anyone to be helpful. Then turn around and say "how I'm going to do that" and he just would. He was a caring individual, and we know he loved you all and was very proud of his family.
May god place his hands on your hearts to ease the pain you are feeling now.
Debra

Al Cozzone

July 13, 2018

Jody, Jessie and Jimmy,
I have known and worked with your husband and dad for over 25 years. I enjoyed his incredible sense of humor, love for model trains and abundant knowledge. But, over the years, I came to know and appreciate another side of Joe that he tried to hide beneath a false rough veneer: the true Joe – honest, caring individual who truly loved his wife and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Al Cozzone

Dan Platcow

July 13, 2018

Joe was and will remain in my memory as an honest, caring, wise and loving husband and father. My deepest sympathy to Jodie, Jessie and Jimmy.

Mike Prestia

July 13, 2018

To the family: I met Joe 20 years ago when I began to work on the base. I came to appreciate his wisdom, knowledge and incredible sense of humor. I got to work with Joe on a number of server projects and his insights always had value add! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Michael Prestia

FROM THE FAMILY